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Medic Applicants: What Medical School would you love to attend? watch

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    Imperial :suith:


    (i'm not biased, honest)
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    Any that will have me.
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    (Original post by crazyferret)
    :rofl: Liking and choosing (over Bristol) are different things :teeth:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1#post18731891

    Oh. My. God.

    *faints*
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    Barts and the London :love:
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    Somebody actually wants to go to Birmingham?? That's new... :p:
    whats wrong with birmingham?
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    (Original post by david_man)
    whats wrong with birmingham?
    Nothing, all medical schools are equal and super fantastic :blah:

    :p:
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    Newcastle/Durham

    Back in the North where I belong!
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    It was a tough decision. On the one hand, Southampton was an amazing place, and I'd rather stay there than London and it was tons cheaper so the financial side of things would be more manageable. The course also looked good. Plenty to do as well and large shopping centres, the accommodation was also miles better for the price, although that's a minor point.

    The course at Imperial was good as well and being London, there's also plenty to do, although a bit crowded for my liking. Honestly though... I chose Imperial because I thought the clinical experience would be better, given the number of tertiary care centres in London and all that, and for the compulsory intercalated year. I might change my mind, but I've always wanted to intercalate and doing it at Southampton... well, you don't have much choice, even if you get a MSc and when you're done, you're in a different year group trying to break into already tight-knit friendship circles.

    It probably could have gone either way and now, it seems some people are saying that clinical experience in large hospitals isn't as good as it's made to be because it's far too busy and there isn't much teaching time :p:
    Well they're both good uni's (although Impy obviously has more prestige, especially in the eyes of future applicants :p:) so I'm sure you'll have an awesome time I just wish Soton has the BSc instead the BMedSci...

    Oh, and Southampton is where I'd love to go so I count myself very, very lucky. The fact I got on the BM6 programme is even better :yep:
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    (Original post by david_man)
    whats wrong with birmingham?
    Nothing, nothing... absolutely nothing
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    (Original post by david_man)
    whats wrong with birmingham?
    TP's not a fan, as you've probably worked out...
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    (Original post by Alex D)
    Well they're both good uni's (although Impy obviously has more prestige, especially in the eyes of future applicants :p:) so I'm sure you'll have an awesome time I just wish Soton has the BSc instead the BMedSci...
    Well, you do get the BMedSci in the same 5 years :p: And there's a chance to intercalate a MSc in 6, what more can you ask for? :p:
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    (Original post by Alex D)
    TP's not a fan, as you've probably worked out...
    WHY???
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    (Original post by david_man)
    WHY???
    I'm not really sure mate, I think he thinks it's a bit of a ****-hole :p: I'm guessing you're from there?

    EDIT: possibly because it's full of brummies? :dontknow:
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    Barts & The London Or Cambridge.
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    Well, you do get the BMedSci in the same 5 years :p: And there's a chance to intercalate a MSc in 6, what more can you ask for? :p:
    Good point, although it'd be 7 for me (:eek3:) if I intercalated! Although 7 years as a student isn't really something to complain about :p:
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    Nothing, nothing... absolutely nothing
    :giggle: I still haven't got that brum survey btw
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    Glasgow probably, if I was a prospective medical student that was.


    Although since I attend Glasgow that probably isn't fair. I'd say Harvard or Durham, but I obviously don't have much knowledge on which medical courses are the best so I would probably do more research :P
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    (Original post by david_man)
    whats wrong with birmingham?
    My experience of Birmingham is that to spend six years there would be a fate worse than a fate worse than death.

    Before dark its quite nice though.
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    It was a tough decision. On the one hand, Southampton was an amazing place, and I'd rather stay there than London and it was tons cheaper so the financial side of things would be more manageable. The course also looked good. Plenty to do as well and large shopping centres, the accommodation was also miles better for the price, although that's a minor point.

    The course at Imperial was good as well and being London, there's also plenty to do, although a bit crowded for my liking. Honestly though... I chose Imperial because I thought the clinical experience would be better, given the number of tertiary care centres in London and all that, and for the compulsory intercalated year. I might change my mind, but I've always wanted to intercalate and doing it at Southampton... well, you don't have much choice, even if you get a MSc and when you're done, you're in a different year group trying to break into already tight-knit friendship circles.

    It probably could have gone either way and now, it seems some people are saying that clinical experience in large hospitals isn't as good as it's made to be because it's far too busy and there isn't much teaching time :p:
    70-80 of my year group intercalated. Thats a huge amount of people so after third the it all changes anyway. And because of placements people tend to be all over the place.

    And in my experience you don't want to be stuck in the teaching hospitals when there are nice friendly DGH's you can go to
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    (Original post by Alex D)
    Good point, although it'd be 7 for me (:eek3:) if I intercalated! Although 7 years as a student isn't really something to complain about :p:
    7 isn't bad, it's like 6 but with a gap year. Considering when people grow older and reflect back on their life, they seem to think that uni was the best part, it's an added benefit. Some people even opt to do an MB PhD which is 8 years :p: (or more if you're not very productive doing research).
 
 
 
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